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Hope for OTHERS (Our Tissue Helping Enhance Research & Science) Tissue Donation Program

A tissue donation program to study metastatic breast cancer


Hope for OTHERS is a patient-driven program of the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC, & Magee-Womens Hospital that seeks to advance breast cancer research through a tissue and organ donation program by which patients have consented to donate their bodies to science. Supported by the lab of Steffi Oesterreich and Adrian Lee, the program aims to bridge the gap between the critical need for high-quality tissue samples and the scientific community conducting cutting-edge research on breast cancer. Through this initiative, patients who choose to donate their tissues provide an invaluable resource that aids in understanding how breast cancer evolves, developing new treatments, and potentially discovering cures. The donated tissues are used responsibly and ethically by researchers to explore a range of breast cancer types, ensuring that each donation contributes to the advancement of medical science and the betterment of human health. Participation in the Hope for OTHERS program is voluntary, and all donors are treated with the utmost respect and gratitude for their generous contribution to medical research.

Listen to the podcast episode below to learn more about tissue donation from our friends at Our MBC Life. Our MBC Life is a podcast dedicated to exploring life with metastatic breast cancer from the perspective of people living with this disease and the experts who partner with us to help make our lives better.

S08 E05 Tissue Donation: You Can Help Advance MBC Research